Today I went out in search of some crappies! I found 6 inches of ice. I started in shallow and worked out to 26ft on my first spot. I ended up on a few crappies and sun fish that would not bite so then I decided to move on to a different spot on the lake. I augured around 30 holes until I marked fish. I set up and could not get them to bite. It was now late morning around 10:30 a.m. so I was thinking they might of shut down. I got out of the portable and did some hole hoping and about 8 ft. from my portable found a hot hole that produced. Crappies ranged from 8.5 inches up to 13 inches. 2 of the small crappies would not swim back so they ended up in the bucket. I will be heading out tonight again tonight to try get some video footage and see how the prime time bite is.

early ice crappie bite